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Wink is a Right Brain Education program for older children, gifted children, special needs children, and adults. It was developed by Right Brain Kids and is principally designed to prepare children for manifesting photographic memory, speed reading and similarly recognized “right-brain” abilities.
There are seven different areas — or steps — of Wink. They are:
Step 1: Alpha Relaxation for achieving the alpha brain wave state
Step 2: Eye Exercises for conscious, selective attention focus
Step 3: PhotoEyeplay for photographic image recall training
Step 4: Mental Imaging for conscious, vivid imagination exercises
Step 5: Memory Linking for memorization of strings of data or bits of information
Step 6: Observation Training for noticing details and subtle characteristics
Step 7: Photographic Memory and Speed Reading for manifesting right brain genius and intelligence
It is not necessary to follow them in this order, however, alpha relaxation exercises should always be the first step because it helps you and your child let go of rational thoughts and shift from a predominantly beta wave brain state to an alpha wave brain state where relaxed, intuitive learning and soaking-up of information can occur.
Eye Exercises develop our ability to selectively focus our attention narrow or wide (as a preparation technique for Speed Reading when you can very quickly scan a page).
PhotoEyeplay exercises develop our ability to “after-image” — to vividly see an object even after it is no longer physically in front of us (as a preparation technique for Photographic Memory for vivid, picture-like memory recall).
Mental Imaging exercises develop our ability to consciously and purposely direct our imagination to clearly see places, events, circumstances or hypothetical situations in our minds’s eye alone before (or without) physical manifestation.
Observation Training exercises develop our ability to make deep and accurate observations of pictures, visual scenes or events and recall any countless number of characteristics or details of the picture.
Memory Linking exercises develop our ability to link together a long list of items (also called “sequential” memory).
Photographic Memory and Speed Reading is the right-brain ability to see, absorb and remember pages and volumes of reading information. It is the culmination and integration of the previous right brain techniques for a very useful and valuable purpose.
Watch Pamela Hickein’s video on Wink: Right Brain Education Seven Steps Speed Reading Photographic Memory:
In this video, Pamela talks about the Seven Steps of Wink, and gives a few demonstrations of some of the exercises.
For younger kids: See Right Brain Kids TweedleWink Program.
About Right Brain Kids
For over 20 years Pamela Hickein and Wennie Sun (founders of Right Brain Kids) have been on a mission to create a comprehensive right brain program that can work in many schools, under many cultural leanings and with many different teachers and their predisposed teaching styles. They think and feel that they have finally arrived at a successful, balanced, integrated system.